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Charles Clifford (1819-62)

Photographic Souvenir of Spain vol.I: La Granja, Fountain of Neptune 1853

Salted paper print | 31.0 x 41.0 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2700037

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Photograph of the Fountain of Neptune or the Baño de Neptuno located in the gardens of the Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso, Segovia. Neptune stands on a chariot pulled by sea horses. He holds his trident in the his right hand. The fountain is made from marble and was designed by the sculptor Juan Pascual de Mena (1707-84) for King Charles III (1716-88).  

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

  • 31.0 x 41.0 cm (image) (image)

    41.0 x 54.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • La Granja, Fountain of Neptune

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Spain
          • Segovia [Spain]
            • Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso [Spain]
              • Fountain of Neptune [La Granja]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Palaces
          • Fountains
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Neptune (mythology)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Gardening
          • Gardens